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Soccer popularity growing in America

By Sherree Burruss, Sports Reporter, sherree.burruss@kmiz.com
Published On: Jun 12 2014 06:52:37 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 12 2014 07:17:37 PM CDT

ABC 17s Sherree Burruss talks with soccer fans in Columbia at the start of the World Cup

COLUMBIA, Mo. -

With the start of the 2014 World Cup, popularity of the sport is increasing in America.

This year, the US bought more world cup tickets than any other non-host nation.

Since the last world cup, attendance at soccer games has gone up eight percent in America and viewing, listening and attendance combines has gone up 32%.

ABC 17s Sherree Burruss spoke with soccer fans in Columbia about the growing popularity in the sport.

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